Central province useless minister Obvious Mwaliteta has joined calls for the PF to expel the party’s two Kabwe MPs, Sydney Mushanga and James Kapyanga for Bwacha constituency and Kabwe central respectively.
The provincial committee will today (April 8, 2014) hold a dark corner meeting to level charges against the duo.
Mwaliteta told the local KNC radio that the two MPs have neglected the constituencies where they come from and just busy enjoying parliamentary business which attracts allowances but supporters of the two embattled MPs have accused Mwaliteta of pushing secretary general Wynter Kabimba’s agenda to expel the lawmakers. During the PF fundraising dinner in Kabwe last month, Kabimba accused Mushanga and Kapyanga of disloyalty, he urged members not to adopt them in 2016.
A provincial official who sought anonymity told the Zambian Watchdog that the two MPs are just sacrificial lambs in the party’s failure to govern and deliver the campaign promises in Kabwe. He said the main offence the lawmakers made was to participate in the protest march against government’s relocation of Zambia Railways headquarters and the poor road works being undertaken by business associates of ailing dictator Michael Sata’s son and Lusaka Mayor, Mulenga Sata.
“The only offence the MPs committed was to walk with us Kabwe people in that protest because as you may be aware the road contract is a hot issue because of Mulenga’s involvement. Mwaliteta is just blowing Kabimba’s trumpet who in turn is blowing the President’s trumpet. Kapyanga and Mushanga have a mandate of the people and have more parliamentary experience than Kabimba who is just a nominated MP and has lost elections countless times in his own village. This is the end of PF because accusing MPs for the government’s failures is bad,” said the irate official.
Meanwhile a clandestine meeting called by the provincial executive will be held today to recommend the suspension and expulsion of the duo. They will be charged for insubordination resulting from their discussing of party affairs through the media. Recently the two MPs were quoted in the newspapers as saying that they have never known peace since their election in 2011.
Panic has gripped PF ahead of the forthcoming Highridge ward by election, the party has so far lost two local government by elections in Kabwe central since 2011 while last week PF councilors voted for MMD’s MacDonald Mwamba as deputy Mayor.